“So I will wait and spend my days loving the one who has raised me up. From dead to life, from wrong to right, you’re making all things beautiful.” – Mercy, Bethel
By the end of this month, I will have been out of school for a whole year. So unreal. With the mark quickly approaching, I can genuinely say that my relationship with God has grown to a place where it has never been before… and I fully intend to continue the journey. Like with a natural journey, you may find trails that seem right at first glance; however, those same trails may end up being a little more difficult or rugged than initially anticipated. After graduating last year, I definitely tried to manipulate my journey’s trails. And like with any thoughtless venture, got my feet stuck in a mud puddle… or two… or three. But thankfully, my pride was cut and God’s mercy and grace set me straight.
Last Saturday, a situation came up that set my frustrations on an on-going high. For months after learning my lesson, I had decided to press into what God would have for my life; however, even though I felt like I was finally following his lead, vital pieces hadn’t been unfolding, which left me feeling quite lost and in turn frustrated. One reason being, I was in desperate need of a job. My parents are more than sweet and would say otherwise, but let me tell you… stick with my side of the story, in desperate need. Saturday night, with tears in my eyes I cried out to God and told him I needed a sign. I needed something, anything to let me know if I was on the right path or not. A sign that was so undoubtedly God it could be comparable to Gideon’s fleece and water miracle (Judges 6:36-40).
Sunday morning arose and to no consequence, the sermon was exactly what my soul needed to hear. I never go up to the front for prayer after services, but did because the tug on my heart was so strong. We prayed not only for my job situation but other things that I had been waiting on God to answer as well. That very night I received an email from a company asking to schedule an interview the following week. The first of six different emails! God not only opened the door for me but gave me options to choose from! By Wednesday, I had accepted a job offer from my favorite of the six.
For those of you who may be struggling or feeling lost, never doubt the power of prayer. God sees your heart and wants to answer your prayers. He is a good God. Turn your frustrations into an opportunity to be fully honest and trust in him. He won’t ever lead you just to leave you stranded. Wait on him to move and spend your days loving him, for his love for you is making all things beautiful.
“O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who trusts in him” – Psalm 34:8